Neener78 asks:

Can a 2 year old diagnosed w autism that has severe social setting issues get worse if pushed into uncomfortable settings?

In Topics: My child's growth and development, Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Mar 16, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Yes. It is important as you are learning the behaviors, failures and successes in his/her life to go slowly and learn along the way.  You want your child to be the best they can be, but sometimes pushing the envelope is not helpful.  Talk to your developmental pediatrician or his medical home pediatrician about where you want this socialization to go.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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